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Preview: Superman Smashes the Klan #3 (of 3)

Superman Smashes the Klan #3 (of 3)

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $7.99

The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper’s office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan’s attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff.

But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his friends and stop the Klan once and for all, Superman must face his own identity to unleash his full potential and ultimately accept who he really is.

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) concludes his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Superman Smashes the Klan #3 (of 3)

Preview: Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $7.99

Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can’t be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family’s Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.

The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn’t yet learned to fly-so his search for Tommy is conducted in huge, gravity-defying leaps that make Tommy’s sister, Roberta, suspect the Man of Tomorrow may not be an earthling at all! But if this strange, young hero can adjust to his adopted home, perhaps she can, too.

First, though, they must stop the Klan from blowing up Unity House, which has welcomed the Chinese-American Lee family into their community. But could the real target be across town, where Superman’s friends Jimmy, Lois, and Perry work at the Daily Planet?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) brings us part two of his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan!

Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

Preview: Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2 (of 4)

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2 (of 4)

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Gurihiru
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Venom for the Win!

• After switching bodies with Spider-Man, Venom returns to the world of athletic competition reality shows! Wait, what?
• Can Spidey find a way to swap them back before Venom ruins his reputation?
• An all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU – and now they’ve gotta work together to set things right!

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2 (of 4)

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Gets an Omnibus

Available for the first time in omnibus format, this volume collects parts 1-3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise. This official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon series is written by Gene Luen Yang with series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with art by the renowned team at Gurihiru—including a brand-new, soon-to-be-revealed cover for this omnibus collection!

Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations’ tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang’s friendship with Zuko places him in the middle of the conflict!

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise omnibus collection hits comics shelves June 17, 2020 and bookstores June 30, 2020. This paperback omnibus features over 200 pages and will retail for $24.99, and is available for pre-order.

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise

Preview: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

(W) Hannah Blumenreich (A) Nicoletta Baldari (CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Based on the hit Disney Channel series! Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!

Join Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax for new adventures, new friends, and new adversaries as the Big Hero 6 team continues to fight to protect San Fransokyo!

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Review: Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1

Spider-Man and Venom are… roommates? Writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Gurihiru deliver a hilarious new take on this rivalry.

Story: Mariko Tamaki
Art: Gurihiru
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Preview: Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 (of 4)

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 (of 4)

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Gurihiru
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• You’ve seen ’em duke it out in the Marvel Universe for years, but prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging… buddies?
• It’s fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other’s bodies! But WHO swapped them, and why?!
• From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru comes an all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU – and now they’ve gotta work together to set things right!

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 (of 4)

Review: Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Writer Gene Luen Yang is an ambassador of comic storytelling (literally). Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is a prime example why. Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial, the comic is a retro story in a way. Superman fights a KKK like organization who wants a new Chinese family to leave the neighborhood.

Yang is an amazing writer who infuses his own personal history, and history in general, with compelling stories. They can be enjoyed on a surface level or in a deeper way. They also often make you think.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is an example of his talent with an almost innocent style about it. It’s clear who the bad guys are and who the hero is. There’s no ambiguity about that. There’s a childlike clarity to it. With two children, Tommy and Roberta Lee, as the main characters, it’s fitting the story has this tone and sense of right and wrong.

Characters are depicted of the time with racist and now cringeworthy words coming out of their mouths. It captures the pervasive racism of the time and thought that anyone not white (which itself was defined differently then) was other. That’s on display here.

The story too gets Superman back to his roots. When he debuted in 1939 he fought crooked landlords and politicians not supervillains and here his battling hooded racists is on that level. There’s clearly more to come infusing a sci-fi aspect to it as the comic opens with him battling a Nazi powered by Kryptonite.

The art has a hint of Fleischer’s iconic Superman cartoons and Darwyn Cooke’s Justice League: New Frontier. Gurihiru’s art is amazing with an animated quality about it. There’s an innocence and such pure style about it that it makes the more uncomfortable scenes that much more so. Roberta Lee is adorable in so many ways, not just Yang’s writing, but Gurihiru’s detail in her body language. It’s just beyond perfect in so many ways.

This is an amazing release that exceeds expectations in every way and near perfection, if not achieving it. Beyond the story, Yang delivers a history of the KKK in the United States including some of his personal experiences with racism. In a world with right-wing fascism, hatred on the rise, and it all front and center, to have Nazi/racist punching so clear is a breath of fresh air. Superman is a symbol for fighting for what’s right and this comic embodies that clearly in every way.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Gurihiru Letters: Janice Chiang
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $7.99

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!

While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.

When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)
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